jeffd: I think you're wrongly representing the situation. As far as I understand it, he objected to have the sources at twee different places (i.e. development at two places) which is confusing and potentionally leading to fragmented development, and this after his announcement of taking over the development of smbserver some time ago. I don't think he was aware of hzn's intension before hzn's public announcement. Let alone he complained on the fact itself that people were making fixes. Therefore he disabled access to the smbserver source repository. You can find hzn position in this in the comment above yours.